Book notes: The Continental dollar, by Farley Grubb

Book_The Continental dollar_Farley Grubb
University of Chicago Press

Farley Grubb, The Continental dollar: how the American revolution was financed with paper money, University of Chicago Press, 2023, 296 pages

Financing war is not a problem for the US in the 21st century, as there is ample demand for US dollar-denominated debt in the global economy to finance federal budget deficits (a condition that may not last forever). Further, the US government enjoys the privilege of hosting the ‘global’ central bank, the Federal Reserve, which provides price support for

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